For all the Laminar Flow Control (LFC) techniques examined, finite-amplitude effects are destabilizing, i.e., finite-amplitude 2-D Tollmien-Schlichting (TS) waves grow faster than predicted by linear theory. It was also found, in direct contrast to the results from linear theory for low-amplitude waves, that temperature fluctuations exert a further destabilizing influence on finite amplitude 2-D TS waves. The controlled boundary layers are, of course, subject to intense 3-D secondary instabilities. The instantaneous growth rates of both the fundamental and subharmonic instabilities are strongly tied to the amplitude of the primary 2-D wave. The principal finite-amplitude effects upon the 3-D secondary instabilities occur through the faster growth of the 2-D waves.